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Is Georgia in Play?
Posted by: McQ on Monday, October 27, 2008

And this time, I don't mean the Republic of Georgia.

The Obama campaign certainly seems to think so (and polls show the race here tightening considerably).

David Knowles reports:
Early voting is proving a huge asset to Obama. It remains to be seen whether these lines will continue in their present direction, but we now have our first poll showing Obama with the lead over the past two months. Sensing momentum, Obama has decided to send in volunteers to make a coordinated effort to take back the "Peach State."
Last Wednesday I happened to travel past the courthouse in Jonesboro GA (a suburb of Atlanta) and saw a line that seemed to stretch on forever. It was the "early voting" line. Waits of up to 4 hours have been reported at some early voting centers and the AJC reported that they're opening a couple new centers to help with the load.

Conventional wisdom seems to believe that large early voting crowds favor Democrats. And many "experts" seem to think that may be enough, in Georgia, to put Obama over the top here. Of course, conventional wisdom isn't always right.

Another person who thinks an Obama win is possible is Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate:
"Senator John McCain will not win Georgia," predicts Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party nominee for president. "His shrinking poll numbers are an indication that McCain is losing touch with the American public as we get closer to November 4th."

"Sen. McCain never connected with the fiscal conservatives in Georgia," says Barr. "His lack of a principled stand on issues such as reducing the size of government and cutting spending bothers Georgia voters. Sen. McCain can't say with a straight face he will not raise taxes or increase government spending, given his support for such extremely expensive federal government programs like the recent massive bailouts for Wall Street. Clearly, McCain has failed to attract the hearts and support of Georgia voters."

"Sen. Obama will not so much win Georgia, as Sen. McCain will lose the state," Barr adds.
Folks, if McCain manages to lose GA, it's over. In fact, if McCain loses VA, NC or GA, it's over (and he needs 2 out of 3 among OH, FL and PA to boot to keep him in contention). Just mark it down. The Eastern Time zone will provide the answers as to whether the election is going to be a cliff hanger or a landslide. If any of those three states go to Obama in the early part of the election coverage and he takes 2 out of 3 among OH, PA and FL, finish your cocktail, turn of the lights and get a good night sleep, because there will be no suspense left in the rest of the night.
 
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Finish your cocktail? Im taking shots for every obama state...god only knows ill need it.
 
Written By: josh b
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With an Obama victory, I would hope it will put an end to the race baiting careers of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
 
Written By: Deerpark
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With an Obama victory, I would hope it will put an end to the race baiting careers of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
PFFTT HAHAHAHAA!!!
 
Written By: josh b
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PFFTT HAHAHAHAA!!!
I can hope for change, no? I mean that is what I am being told. New hope and change. :)
 
Written By: Deerpark
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Remember the good old days where the election was held on 1 day, instead of having open polls for months (in some cases) ahead of it?

I’ll also guarantee you a great deal of those early voters were frauds as well.

Hope McCain has the guts to mount legal challenges.

Sauce for the goose
 
Written By: shark
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We shall see. I don’t see any point in being pessimistic. I’m not entirely convinced that the early voting is going to be as much of a benefit for Obama as he expects. Also, Barr’s logic really doesn’t make much sense to me. Those unhappy fiscal conservatives would have to be remarkably stupid to abandon McCain or to vote for Obama. Especially based on the bailout bill. Of course, from an electoral perspective a Libertarian vote in this election might as well be a vote for Obama, so Barr’s only purpose is to be a spoiler .
 
Written By: Bryan C
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I voted early in Georgia for McCain last week. At the Sandy Springs early voting center. The line was long, but moved quickly. I was at the polling place about an hour. They had about 40 voting machines and with a long ballot, it took about 10 minutes to vote. It is hard to say whether there were more reps or dems in the line.

This was one of two ballot places for early voting in the largest county in Georgia.




 
Written By: jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet
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With an Obama victory, I would hope it will put an end to the race baiting careers of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
What? If anything it will be worse. Just look at how effective it has been for the Obama to cry "RACISM" every time there is a question about his candidacy. That just tells me that race baiting will become the new American passtime. The next thing is you are going to tell me that Jackson and Sharton will not be members of the Obama administration.
 
Written By: SShiell
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I’ll also guarantee you a great deal of those early voters were frauds as well.

Hope McCain has the guts to mount legal challenges.

Sauce for the goose
Are you sure you wanna go there, shark?

I mean, I remember when Kerry and Gore lost the last two elections. The Rightoshpere, including here at QandO, rightly ridiculed the Left’s denial of the results as being results from election fraud. According to the Left, it just had to be election fraud – be it Diebold, AG’s, SCOTUS, whatever – it could in no way be that the people justly elected Bush. It was inconceivable that the public simply saw Bush as better than Gore or Kerry.

Now you’re poised to go right down that sinkhole, shark.

In order to believe that the only way Obama can get elected is election fraud, is to believe that every respectable polling firm is in conspiracy with ACORN and Obama.
Would you seriously suggest that the current RCP average as I write this, Obama + 7.4, is a result of the national polling firms that are in cahoots with ACORN and Obama?

Remember, this includes FoxNews. You wouldn’t suggest that they are also in cahoots with ACORN and Obama, would you?

Don’t do it, shark. ;)


Oh, and McQ…
Folks, if McCain manages to lose GA, it’s over. In fact, if McCain loses VA, NC or GA, it’s over (and he needs 2 out of 3 among OH, FL and PA to boot to keep him in contention). …finish your cocktail, turn of the lights and get a good night sleep, because there will be no suspense left in the rest of the night.
Oh forget that noise. If Obama wins Virginia, I’m logging onto QandO to watch the meltdown in the comments section. (I’ll see you there, McPhillips)
It’ll be the best free entertainment since I watched my buddy trying to fish out his cell phone from the toilet after he dropped it in while he was drunk and taking a p!ss. LOL.
No, dude… I won’t… and my hands are not smaller than yours.

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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We moved to Il this summer, and had to vote early in order to be able to vote. A friend of mine went to vote Saturday, only to find out he had voted the day before for Obama, which is odd, as he was not even in Il on Friday. They threw out the first vote, and let him vote, but who knew this could happen in Il? /sarcasm
 
Written By: Crusader
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Are you sure you wanna go there, shark?

I mean, I remember when Kerry and Gore lost the last two elections. The Rightoshpere, including here at QandO, rightly ridiculed the Left’s denial of the results as being results from election fraud. According to the Left, it just had to be election fraud – be it Diebold, AG’s, SCOTUS, whatever – it could in no way be that the people justly elected Bush. It was inconceivable that the public simply saw Bush as better than Gore or Kerry.

Now you’re poised to go right down that sinkhole, shark
Yup. Because with ACORN there’s absolutely no reason to suspect fraud, none at all.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Sorry Pogue, just because the left dove into black helicopter territory over idiocy is no reason that we should ignore legit on the ground fraud that’s already been proven to be happening.

But I tell you this - I’m quite willing to treat Pres. Obama with all the respect and support and deference the left treated Pres. Bush with for 8 years. Just to prove what a fair-minded guy I am :)

Again, sauce for the goose.
 
Written By: shark
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In order to believe that the only way Obama can get elected is election fraud, is to believe that every respectable polling firm is in conspiracy with ACORN and Obama.
Would you seriously suggest that the current RCP average as I write this, Obama + 7.4, is a result of the national polling firms that are in cahoots with ACORN and Obama?
Misleading. Because all the fraud needs is to be applied in swing states....the very states that ACORN has by some koinkydink been the most active with their fake registrations.

But your intellectual dishonesty aside, don’t worry. It won’t happen anyway. Unlike Obama, McCain actually values country.
 
Written By: shark
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But your intellectual dishonesty aside, don’t worry. It won’t happen anyway. Unlike Obama, McCain actually values country.
Intellectual dishonesty!? This from the guy who avoids the question as if it were the plague.

Okay, let’s just narrow it down to the swing states. According to the polls, Obama is up by + 7.3 (RCP average) and + 8.5 (Pollster.com average) in Virginia. For this particular swing state, the polls suggest that Obama will win. So, according to you, there will be massive voter fraud in the swing states by the likes of ACORN and Obama. So unless Obama wins by more than the 6-10 points projected by the polls, then your logic dictates that the polls are in cahoots with ACORN and Obama.

But go on… Pick any swing state you like, shark. If the actual voter tally is much larger than the polls predict, then you might have basis to assume election fraud. If any given state falls within what is predicted, and you still suggest that there is massive election fraud, then you are considering that the polling firms are in cahoots with ACORN and Obama.

So, shark, answer the question… Do you believe that the polling firms are in cahoots with ACORN? Say it loud, say it proud brother.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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I believe they’re all on the same team if not interconnected
 
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